Kentucky Horse Park
TREES, PLEASE!

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209, crullman@kyhorsepark.com  


          LEXINGTON, KY (December 20, 2005) There is something enduring about planting trees.  The great author, songwriter, theologian and revolutionary Martin Luther once said, “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

 
          For those who would like to combine their love of trees and horses, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has an excellent suggestion:  donate trees to the Kentucky Horse Park and receive a year-end tax donation!


          The foundation is seeking environmentally-minded folks to donate trees to the park’s arboretum for its beautification program.  A tax-deductible donation of $200 will plant a very nice-sized tree. For $300 the foundation will plant a tree with a permanent granite marker commemorating the donor or memorializing a beloved person or pet.  (Or perhaps you own a nursery and would consider donating trees to the park’s foundation.)  It’s a great way to help the Kentucky Horse Park, provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air, knock a chunk off of your taxes and allow the public to see your big heart all at once!  The nearly one-million park visitors, their dogs and the resident horses will enjoy and appreciate your magnanimous gesture.

          The park currently has more than 50 species of trees and shrubs on 1,200 acres of rolling bluegrass countryside!  The arboretum was established to support and promote the horticultural and arborist industry, education, research and plant conservation in Kentucky.  Park visitors stroll under century-old Sycamores, Oaks, Walnuts and Kentucky Coffee trees as well as newly-planted trees.  The Kentucky Horse Park’s arboretum is certified through the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.

          For information call 859-255-5727, click on www.kyhorsepark.com/khp/foundation/ OR email khpf@mis.net.  Please mail donations to Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, KY  40511.

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          The Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm/theme park and equine competition facility dedicated to man’s relationship with the horse.  The park is an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet that hosted more than 900,000 visitors and 15,000 competition horses in 80 special events and horse shows in 2004.  The park is located at Exit 120, Interstate 75, just north of Lexington.  The place to get close to horses, the park is open daily March 15 to October 31, and Wednesday through Sunday, November 1 to March 14.